Target works in close partnership with suppliers around the world. We constantly seek new and innovative ways to not only deliver more value to our guests, but also strengthen the communities where we do business.

innovation around the world

we value partnerships

Target supplier Rachel Sanchez

Our relationships with our suppliers are closely connected with the great shopping experience we create for our guests. By building strong partnerships with suppliers for both retail and non-retail needs, our guests and suppliers can feel good about doing business with us. And most importantly, we can offer you incredible values each time you shop.

Target non-retail procurement vendors

The Target Non-Retail Procurement Group buys non-retail equipment, materials, services, energy and supplies for our stores, distribution centers and headquarters locations. It also sells retired fixed assets and unsaleable merchandise (guest returns, damaged items and overstocks).

a statement from our CEO on supplier diversity

Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell
“We believe it is good business and invite suppliers to engage and explore opportunities with Target. As a core component of living our inclusivity belief Supplier Diversity aims to expand opportunities for diverse suppliers
Underrepresented businesses are critical to strengthening the great shopping experience we create for our guest. By investing in these suppliers, we demonstrate our commitment to building strong partnerships to ensure broader, more innovative assortments, economic development and quality of life for the communities we serve.
Guests and suppliers can feel great about doing business with us. And most importantly, Supplier Diversity helps us offer our guests incredible value each time they shop.” — Brian Cornell, Target Chairman and Cheif Executive Officer

partners in supplier diversity

While every business unit at Target has specific needs and requirements, we look for certified diverse suppliers who can provide innovative, competitively priced goods and services, foster community and economic development, and enhance our ability to deliver shareholder value.

Among the national groups we partner with to further our initiatives and help us develop diverse supplier relationships are: